Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mini Granny Square Bandana

I have always wanted to make a crochet Bandana to wear camping when you can't wash your hair, so I put one together using mini granny squares. The good thing about the bandana is that you can use it as a neck scarf as well.





















You can access the full pattern HERE and be sure to check out the pattern highlights below

                Mini Granny Square Bandana Picture Highlights





Using the pattern found HERE make 21 blue centered squares








Make 6 blue centered Granny Square triangles










Make 15 Orange centered Granny Squares










Make 6 orange centered Granny Square Triangles







and 1 blue Granny square Triangle






Lay out the squares and triangles as follows:
Row 1: 11 mini granny squares with the blue center and 2 blue center mini half-granny triangles (Mini half-granny squares do not show in the photo)
Row 2:  9 mini granny squares with the orange center and 2 orange center mini half-granny triangles
Row 3: 7 mini granny squares with the blue center and 2 blue center mini half-granny triangles
Row 4:  5 mini granny squares with the orange center and 2 orange center mini half-granny triangles
Row 5: 3 mini granny squares with the blue center and 2 blue center mini half-granny triangles
Row 6: 1 mini granny squares with the orange center and 2 orange center mini half-granny triangles
Row 7: 1 solid blue mini half-granny triangles


Join the squares and triangles together using the E/4 (3.5 mm) hook, there are a few different ways to join granny squares. This project was done with a single crochet join, with the ridge on the top for texture.
Once you have joined the squares and triangles its time to add the edging. (See edging in pattern found HERE)  



You can make the Bandana smaller by reducing the number of mini granny squares and triangles you use.

I can't wait to wear this camping in August!
Have a great week,
Da
*Make as many Mini Granny Bandanas as you like, but do not reproduce or sell this pattern. Please provide a link to the pattern or my blog when using this pattern on the internet*

Thursday, June 23, 2016

BohoCuff Bracelet

 It has been a few months since I have posted, many life things have distracted me from crochet, but I am finally back into the swing of things and should have never put my hook aside. You may remember from my yarn resolution in January 2016, I was looking for ways to use up my scrap yarn to make beautiful accessories. I love colorful and unique bracelets, so I was inspired to create a bracelet for Scrappy Project #3  



The Boho Cuff Bracelet

The beauty of this bracelet is that you can make every bracelet unique by changing the colors of yarn and using different types of buttons. 
You can access the full pattern Here and be sure to check out the pattern highlights below










Boho Cuff Bracelet Picture Highlights





Gather up your supplies, yarn, crochet hook, scissors, and stitch markers. (you will use a needle and thread later to sew on the buttons)








Make your beginning chain by chaining 32






For rows 1-3 sc in st across





Row 4 is the open work row, for the chains of color





After completing 13 rows your bracelet should look like this with 43 solid rows and 3 open work rows







 
Add the chains of color, attach first color and chain 31.



After completing the chain add a stitch marker in the last chain and cut yarn leaving a long tail.









Use the stitch marker to weave the chain through the open work row, attach to the other end and fasten off.





Repeat with second color, and continue to add chains of color to the other open work rows. (weave in your ends as you go)





Once all your chains of color are done all the ends are woven in, your bracelet should look like the picture on the left








It is time to add the button holes to the end of the bracelet.








Add your unique buttons and there you have it a Boho Cuff Bracelet!








I am glad to be back crocheting and blogging!
Have a great week,
Da

*Make as many Boho Cuff Bracelets as you like, but do not reproduce or sell this pattern. Please provide a link to the pattern or my blog when using this pattern on the internet*